Featured Artist ~ Kate Yetter

Mar 2, 2012

Today, I’m showcasing an adorable shadow box Kate Yetter created using stamp sets from my Antiquated Collection ~ Perfumery, Stylish and Fashionable, Fine and Dandy, Society Lady and Dr. Warner’s Corsets stamp sets. Each section of Kate’s shadow box is perfectly accented with stamped images and embellishments.   Kate also created this adorable tag using Dr. Warner’s Corsets ATC stamp and the brooch stamp from Society Lady. Thanks, Kate for sharing your projects with me. I love what you created. If you want to see more of Kate’s work please visit her blog The Scrap Yard. To see more Antiquated Collection inspiration please visit the Antiquated Collection Facebook Page. The gallery is FILLED with lots of amazing projects. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. I will be cleaning, doing laundry and felting bunnies and mice....

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A Wilton Grad Confession

Feb 29, 2012

Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m a Wilton cake decorating graduate. I’ve decorated cakes and cupcakes for years but I do have a little secret that I must share/confess. If you are in a crunch for time this cake is awesome, easy and keeps your kitchen spotless (well as spotless as it was before you started, this cake is amazing but not a miracle worker) there is no mess to clean up what so ever. So what’s the secret you ask… well, I’m super lucky that Tom Thumb (local grocery store) is just around the corner from our house. Their bakery makes an incredible fudge iced chocolate 8 in. round double layered cake. It’s only $7.99 if you use your rewards card or $11.99 if you don’t. Ansley loves it and we have been...

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Snowman Mini Box and Album

Nov 11, 2011

This cute little guy can be found in the gallery in the back section of “Delight In The Details”. I just love him and had so much fun sculpting his face. My favorite part is his carrot nose. I also thought you might like to see what is inside the small altered box. It’s a cute teeny tiny, mini album I filled with snow photos of the girls from winters past. My little Mr. Winter looks so cute sitting on the shelf of my scraproom and I can honestly say, I have enjoyed looking at him every single day. This is one of my favorite projects I created for my book and wish Maya Road would bring this box back. Maybe if you bug Caroline enough for me she will. It never hurts to...

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Artistic Journey

Sep 28, 2011

Here is another little sneak peek of the project I will be teaching at Artistic Journey, this weekend. Can you tell I’m getting excited for this event? It is a unique heart shaped shadow box filled with lots of Maya Road products like Mini Chipboard Pieces, Ink, Glitter, Trims, Wooden Embellishments and covered with the gorgeous Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Patterned Paper Collection. I really love how it turned out and can’t wait to teach all the fun techniques. And yesterday, I finished three ornaments for a Vintage Holiday Ornament Class. I will be teaching this class at The Crafty Scrapper, November 12th. This class will be limited to 23 people so if you want to take the class make sure you sign up as soon as Carolyn posts it to the Events page...

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Hello Card

Aug 3, 2011

This card is one I created using the August Main Kit “Siren’s Call” by Cocoa Daisy and the Add On Kits “Calypso” and “Mist and Ink“. The window with the flower box was super fun to make so I thought I would tell you how I did it if you want to give it a try. Using Maya Mist I sprayed the chipboard window. Once dry I removed the four panes and placed a piece of patterned paper on the back to look like curtains. I covered the flower box using patterned paper, sanded the edges and accented the polka dots with Diamond Stickles. I then cut 4 pieces of 24 gauge wire to about 8″ in length. I thread one end of the wire through a button about 1″ and twisted the wire...

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Chicago Water Tower and HandBehg Felts

Jul 26, 2011

While sight-seeing in Downtown Chicago Ronda, Christine and I stumbled upon the Chicago Water Tower. The Chicago Water Tower was built in 1869 and is the second oldest water tower in the United States, after the Louisville Water Tower in Louisville, Kentucky. The architecture on this building is awesome. While at CHA I came across a felt company called HandBehg Felts. This company has some of the cutest projects to create and are so nice. I really enjoyed talking with the owner and learning about her product. I will certainly be creating with some of these products for sure. This was their make-n-take box… I made the cutest flower pin and could have stayed there all day making more. A box filled with adorable felt flowers. Adorable felt acorns. As you can see HandBEHG...

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Gift Box

Jun 29, 2011

I altered this box using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I plan on placing a gift card inside for a special someone on their birthday. Afterwards they can use the box to store small items inside. Altering items is one of my favorite things to do… I love turning something that was discarded and no longer wanted into a new treasured item. That is one reason my closet looks like a hoarder lives in my studio. I cannot pass up small boxes and paper mache items. I always think, “Oh this would be awesome to alter.” I really like the flowers that come in the “South Loop” Add On Kit. They are prefect to create a little floral grouping. And you know I love the Maya Road Crystal Trinket Pins. There...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I really like the warm color scheme of this card. The combination of the red and cream is so pretty. Of course the pops of Diamond Stickles here and there are awesome too. I covered the bottom two journaling cards with patterned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then distressed and inked the edges and attached it to the middle circle using a pop dot. I think the October Afternoon Word Sticker strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream perfectly. The strips add interest and color to the card in a super simple way. Products used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” Main Kit and “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilted Memories”...

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Ice Cream & Snow Cone Money Holder

Jun 3, 2011

What a fun way to save all the change us moms find in the washer and dryer when doing the family laundry. This little box can hold the discovered nickels, pennies, dimes and occasional dollar bills found for fun summer treats from the Ice Cream Man or in our town the Snow Cone Lady. The patterned paper, alphas, paint and ink used to create this project are from the Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” June Main Kit, “Fruit Smoothie“, “Chocolate Malt” and “June Coordinating Paint and Ink” Add On Kits. This evening, I’ll be teaching my “Quilted Memories” class at The Crafty Scrapper. If you’re signed up for the class please check her web site for the list of supplies you need to bring. Those of you that are in town visiting for GASC should come...

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Summer Memento Box

May 30, 2011

Now that reveal day is over at Cocoa Daisy and what a fun time that was I might add, I can now start to show you some of the projects I created using the Cherry Soda June Main Kit and Fruit Smoothie and Chocolate Malt Add On Kits. I had a blast creating this summer memento box for Ansley. It’s perfect for her to store all her photos, souvenirs and other keepsakes from this summer. If you want to learn how to make this project, I’ll  have a tutorial in my Tips, Techniques & Tutorials online workshop posted sometime this week. I’m telling ya, Christine ROCKS the Cocoa Daisy Kits! Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day and thank you to all the service men and women (past and present) who bravely put their lives on...

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Quilted Memories

May 23, 2011

I’ll be teaching my “Quilted Memories” shadow box class Friday evening, June 3rd, at The Crafty Scrapper. The class will start at 5pm and costs $50. There is “LIMITED SPACE” available for this class so make sure you call the store (972.923.3151) and sign up now. After a day of shopping at GASC in Arlington, what better way to end the day than spending the evening at Carolyn’s fabulous store. Carolyn will have a crop going on one side, make n takes at the front and my class on the other side of the store. It’s going to be a FUN, FUN, FUN night! My class will take 3-4 hours depending on your skill level. Each square of this Maya Road shadow box is filled with baubles and ephemera bits reminding us of those days gone by....

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It’s Back!!!

Apr 21, 2011

Artistic Journey 2011 ~ Artful Memories featuring The Crafty Scrapper and Maya Road I’m so excited to be a part of this event again this year. So come share a weekend of fun, laughter and learning as it is going to be a blast. When Is The Event Scheduled And What Will You Get For The Price? The Artistic Journey will begin on September 30th (around 2 pm) and end on October 3rd (around 3 pm), 2011 at the home of The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX (approximately 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas). Cost of the Artistic Journey 2011 is $275.00. Included in this $275.00 price are: Three 3 hour classes with 3 teachers from the Maya Road Design Team Class kits chock full of delish scrapbooking products (just bring your basics) Full...

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4 Chapters and 2 Promos…

Mar 31, 2011

Are in the can!!! Today, we worked it and got 13 techniques shot with 30 min. left in the day. So Jenni and I started organizing for the two technique videos I”ll be shooting tomorrow. I will be so glad when tomorrow is over. I’ve worried about shooting these videos all week long. But Jenni says it will all be okay and I have nothing to worry about. It’s so strange as I can talk to anyone, have taught at CHA, have instructed 1,000’s of make-n-takes, taught classes without any fear but pull that camera out and I freeze up. If I lose my fear of the camera tomorrow Amy Coon wont know how to act. Every time she comes to the Maya Road booth at CHA I want to just take off running...

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Chapter Two and Lunch…

Mar 29, 2011

It was another great day in the studio. We were able to complete the step outs for all of Chapter Two which means we’re halfway done. Completing each technique means I am that much closer to having this book in my very eager hands. I can’t wait to see it all finished. I do believe you all are going to LOVE it just as much as Delight In The Details. This is the table where all the supplies I need to recreate each of the 40 techniques in my book are placed. Yesterday this table was completely covered. It’s nice to see some empty space on it now. Each baggie is filled with supplies and marked with the chapter and technique numbers. Being organized like this helps speed up the process just a tad...

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I love dimensional layouts…

Feb 23, 2011

First I gotta tell ya… registration for Paper Cowgirl OPENS today at 9:00 a.m. central time…. go here to register and sign up for classes. I hope to see ya there. Oh and one little bit of information I left out regarding my project are the dimensions… the shadow box measures approximately 7.5″ square by 1″ deep. I will also have my book available for pre-sale at the discounted rate of $17.99 + tax for those attending Paper Cowgirl. All books must be picked up at Paper Cowgirl. I will have a few available for purchase during my book signing but they will be at my regular cost of $22.99 + tax. I will let you know when I have the special link up and ready. Okay now on to why I love dimensional layouts…...

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Pieces of Time

Feb 21, 2011

I am so looking forward to the Paper Cowgirl Retreat coming June 9th – 11th. Paper Cowgirl is a retreat held every June in Waxahachie, Texas. You will find classes such as altered art, painting, soldering and more. This retreat even has a vendor craft show that I hear is really nice and filled with lots of wonderful items for purchase. This year, I will be the guest speaker. I’m always excited to help those who wish to break into the world of publication. So my speech “Artist to Author” will hopefully encourage and inspire many to jump out of their comfort zone and give their dream of being published a go. I created an altered shadow box to teach exclusively at Paper Cowgirl. The altered project is titled “Pieces of Time” and each...

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Birthday Box

Feb 18, 2011

This is a small gift box for a special birthday someone. I think my favorite part is the vial with the candle inside and the make a wish journaling strip wrapped around it. My husband Alan was looking at me a tad bit strangely as I was burning down the candle so it would fit inside. He is not a visual person so he could not figure out what in the world I was doing. But once he saw the finished project it all made sense to him and he loved it. I really like the tissue tape bow too… it is covered in crystal coarse glitter and outlined with Platinum Stickles. Anything birthday themed has to have glitter. Ha who am I kidding, it’s more like anything I create has to have glitter....

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Altered Paper Mache Book

Feb 15, 2011

This altered piece uses all brand new CHA-W release products by Tim Holtz. I was so happy to see the Fractured Doll in my box of products to design with…. I love these dolls and you get two different sized dolls per package! Next to the white seam binding I attached one of his new Chain Tassels. These are the perfect accent for a project and I love the movement of the tassel. The patterned papers used are from his new Paper Stash – Crowded Attic line. This paper line is so pretty and has designs in it for all styles. The butterflies and moths behind the Fractured Doll and among the paper flowers inside the book are from Tim’s new Salvage Stickers – Crowded Attic. I really like the butterflies and moths images....

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Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be interested in creating a canvas for their Designer Challenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excited yes! They sent each designer a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearl Mists and told us to create something that reflected our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Platinum Stickles and glitter and once I got started I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger product and when you look at the list below you’ll realize I’m not kidding. It was so much fun to sit and just create whatever came to mind. I cut the grungepaper into squares, embossed them using my cuttlebug then sewed them all together with a zigzag...

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CHA Day 2…

Jan 31, 2011

Over 100 make-n-takes and yards and yards of Pleat Satin Edging having been cut, day 2 of CHA has come to an end. Tomorrow I will be with Maya Road from 10:00 until 12:30. Then at 1:00 I will be doing a book signing and make-n-take for F+W Media (booth #2234) until 2:00. From 2:00 to 2:30 I will be doing another book signing for R+M West Coast Distributors (booth #608). Now remember, since I am on a tight schedule F+W Media will be handing out only 20 tickets to those in line just before my book signing and make-n-take. So if you want to play and get a signed book make sure you get there early. Once I am finished with the book signing at R+M I will head back over to the...

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It’s a BeaUTEEful day over here…

Jan 24, 2011

(I think I just saw some eyerolls, but really how cute is the word BeaUTEEful? Talk about making a super cute t-shirt… and I would wear it!) Ok on to some projects. This was a simple brown box that a necklace came in and I turned it into this using these products … Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Blending Tool, Jet Black Archival Ink, two Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Stamps (Script & Flower), Embossing Ink, Mold-n-Pour, Clear UTEE, Heat Gun, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Platinum Stickles, Heavy Weight White Cardstock, Seam Binding and Foam Squares. From start to finish this took no more than 30 min. And I also made this sweet teeny tiny house covered it in UTEE (did you really think I wouldn’t?) then altered trees, trims and a banner. The entire piece is...

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